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Hamas mounts a new suicide terror offensive against Israeli cities from the West Bank. The first attack was planned for the Seder Feast in Tel Aviv
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2007
In a combined operation, the Shin Bet and IDF rounded up in the West Bank town of Qalqilya 19 members of a Hamas network which managed to send a truck loaded with 100 kilos of explosives into Greater Tel Aviv on Passover Eve.
For some unknown reason, the truck, which was to have kicked off the resumed Hamas suicide offensive, turned back and was accidentally detonated in the West Bank.
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BBC, Sky, CNN and Al Jazeera News channels issue joint appeal Thursday for release of BBC's Alan Johnston four weeks after his abduction by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007
The British journalist is held by the same Palestinian groups which kidnapped the Israeli soldier Gideon Shalit 10 months ago. No word has been received on the fate of either of the two men.
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Long-wanted Jenin Fatah-al Aqsa Jenin commander Zakaria Zubeidi injured in clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2007
The incident occurred when Israeli troops on counter-terror patrol encountered a group of Palestinians about to plant an explosive device in their path. Both began shooting.
In northern Gaza, a band of terrorists was attacked by an Israeli helicopter as they planted an explosive devoice on the Israeli border fence. The Palestinians report one death. Egypt criticized Israel for the attack. During the informal six-month ceasefire, the Palestinians have planted 40 of these devices.

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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Palestinian leaders use Gilead Shalit for a face-saving disinformation media campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007
Hamas has handed Egyptian mediators a list of Palestinian prisoners demanded in exchange for Gilead Shalit, who was seized on the Israeli side of the Gaza border by Palestinian gunmen ten months ago.
The Palestinian unity government leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh need to save face after repeatedly falling down on public promises to secure the Israeli soldier's release and open the door to talks with Israel. So Abbas and Haniyeh have turned their loss of face against Israel.
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Hamas takes lead in Palestinian student's union of another West Bank University after Hebron<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007
At the secular Bir Zeit university of Ramallah, Hamas gained 22 seats in student union elections, edging past Fatah's 21, leaving 6 places for the left-wing bloc and two for Jihad Islami.
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Mahmoud a-Zahar of Hamas, former Palestinian foreign minister, says even if Israel withdraws from 90% of "occupied territory", there will be no settlement<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2007
Islam provides the only solution to the conflict and until it is achieved, armed resistance will continue. Engagement with Israel is a means not an end. There can be no compromise on the refugee question. The PLO, the Hamas leader declared, has no authority to represent the Palestinian people.
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal declares: We have not abandoned "armed resistance" to Israel. "Our men in the field stand ready for a new uprising."<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2007
These words were spoken 24 hours before the Saudi peace plan was presented to the Arab League summit in Riyadh and Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh takes his seat alongside Mahmoud Abbas at the head of the Palestinian delegation.

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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Palestinian kidnappers link BBC correspondent's case with abducted Israeli soldier to boost ransom
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2007
Ten days ago, BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was seized by armed men in Gaza (March 12), nine months after Hamas-led Palestinian raiders snatched Israeli corporal Gilead Shalit.
Our counter-terror sources disclose that Montaz Durmush, leader of the Army of Islam (Al Qaeda-Palestine), which is holding both hostages, is using the British journalist as a tool to drive up the price demanded of Israel for Shalit's freedom.
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Hamas military wing claims Palestinian sniper shooting from Gaza which injured an Israeli civilian at Karni crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007
Israeli soldiers and Palestinians exchanged fire after the attack and the border crossing was shut down. The injured man was an electricity company worker who was carrying out repairs on the fuel depot, which supplies the Palestinians population of the Gaza Strip.
debkafile adds: Regardless of the fuel shortages that now threaten the Palestinian populace, Hamas is determined to show the world that its "resistance" operations against Israel will continue under the new unity government.
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Israel farmers stop aerial crop-spraying near Gaza because of smuggled Palestinian anti-air missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2007
The transport ministry in Jerusalem warned the farmers Sunday, March 18, that the Palestinians had recently smuggled shoulder-borne SA-7 anti-air missiles into the Gaza strip. They ordered an immediate halt to aerial crop-spraying near the territory following an Israeli army caution.

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Incoming Palestinian PM Haniyeh vows to uphold "all forms of resistance" to Israel as he presents new Hamas-Fatah government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007
Mahmoud Abbas urged an end of the world boycott against the Palestinian government although Middle East Quartet conditions are ignored in its platform.
The unity government he has launched with Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh won a vote of confidence at the Palestinian legislative council Saturday, March 17. The US and European governments have already set up contacts. Norway was the first Western goernment to re-establish political and economic ties.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: The shooting attack in Gaza from which UN official John Ging escaped unharmed Friday was work of al Qaeda-Palestine<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007
No one was injured. John Ging, director of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza had just crossed the border from Israel when his convoy was blocked by some 50 armed gunmen. They failed to open the door of his armored car. As it escaped, they riddled the vehicle with fourteen bullets. debkafile's counter-terror sources report this was a failed attempt by Qaeda-Palestine to take the UN official hostage.
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New Palestinian government marks collapse of Israel's Middle East positions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2007
The Hamas-Fatah government taking office Sunday, March 18, is more than a policy failure by prime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni; it is another milestone on the road to the collapse of Israel's Middle East positions at large, on a scale comparable to the setback to its deterrence from the mismanaged war against Hizballah last summer.
This fiasco is reflected in the horrified outcry across the board, from members of the Olmert government coalition and the opposition alike, as Israelis woke up Sunday, March 18, to face a hostile Palestinian government led by a terrorist organization, godfathered by Saudi Arabia, armed by Iran, and blessed by Western powers.
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Fatah-Hamas clashes in Gaza mar Palestinian unity government accord due for legislature's approval Saturday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007
debkafile notes: One putative "independent," the designated foreign minister Ziyad Amar, is a known Hamas adherent. Pro-American Salam Fayed is retained as finance minister as bait to draw US recognition and international assistance.
Israel has announced it will boycott all the new ministers, including the new Fatah office-holders.
The fragility of the deal was apparent on the day of its signing: Wednesday, March 14, internecine gunfights were sparked by the assassination of Hamas' Gaza commander Ala Haddad.
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Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin: Hamas operatives are taking long military courses in Iran and returning to Gaza ready for combat<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007
He also confirms that the Palestinians continue wholesale weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas recycles Gush Katif rubble to fortify 50 sq. km of war bunkers on Gaza Strip-Egyptian border<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2007
Beneath the Rafah-Philadelphi border region between Gaza and Egyptian Sinai, the Palestinian Hamas has built a vast underground stronghold. A separate series of secret tunnels snakes under another Gaza border into western Israel.
"They should never have been allowed to build this fortress. We should have stopped it long ago," said a high Israeli officer.
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Six Qassam missiles from Gaza fired against Israel Wednesday after Russian foreign minister reported Hamas promise to end violence including missile attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2007
Sergey Lavrov claimed Tuesday, Feb. 27, that Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal had personally given him this promise at their meeting in Moscow.
Lavrov said Russia favors the power-sharing agreement between Hamas and Fatah and supports efforts to lift the international blockade.
At a separate news conference, Meshaal did not repeat the promise cited by the Russian foreign minister. He did make it clear that Hamas is not ready to recognize Israel.

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An undercover Israeli police force kills new Palestinian Jihad Islami Jenin commander Ashraf Saadi and 2 accomplices a week after his predecessor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 28, 2007
Two Israeli soldiers were slightly injured in the exchange of fire. The Jenin cell dispatched the suicide bomber who was captured in Bat Yam a week ago before he could do any harm. Next day, an Israeli unit shot his controller Mahmoud Abu Abid dead.
Israeli troops rounded up 20 suspected terrorists Tuesday night.

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Israeli counter-terror operation winds down Tuesday in West Bank town of Nablus after third bomb-making facility found<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2007
One Palestinian was killed, one injured MOnday. Several Israeli units conducted house to house searches for suspects and bomb-making laboratories in Palestinian terrorist strongholds in the Nablus Casbah, whose 50,000 inhabitants remained under curfew for three days.
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Israeli travelers warned to leave Sinai without delay by Jerusalem counter-terror authorities<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2007
Hundreds of Egyptian security and counter-terror troops were scouring northern Sinai Thursday for a group of Palestinians armed with bomb vests known to be preparing suicide attacks on Israeli tourists. Special security measures are in force to seal the Israeli-Egyptian border against their infiltration of southern Israel.
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